Soil type - Red ferrous clay with heavy deposits of quartz & ironstone throughout
Aspect & planting direction - The vineyard is northeast facing with NE/SW facing rows.
Vine age - Nebbiolo planted in 2000. Best's Old Block Shiraz clone planted in 2005.
Management - The vineyard is managed conventionally with a view to sustainability. Due to low disease pressure in the region synthetic fungicides are not used, only copper/sulphur sprays.
Notes - Low yields & astute viticulture combined with nebbiolo’s late ripening make for grapes of wonderful balance, retaining acidity whilst still achieving sugar & flavour ripeness. The resultant wines are deep, concentrated & complex with firm tannins whilst still being very approachable in their youth.